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​Chemical Contaminant sampling and analysis of shellfish from classified areas 2013

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This study on chemical contaminants in shellfish from Scottish classified shellfish production areas, fulfils part of the requirements of EU member states (EU Regulations (EC) No.1881/2006 and (EC) No. 854/2004) to adopt appropriate monitoring measures and carry out compliance checks on shellfish produced for human consumption.

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Contaminants

Contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food. They may be present as a result of its production, packaging, transport or holding.

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Shellfish safety and sanitation

FSS is required, by European legislation, to undertake an extensive programme of Official Control monitoring of LBMs and marine phytoplankton (algae) from LBM harvesting waters.